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PHILBY, H. St. J.B.
The Heart of Arabia. A Record of Travel & Exploration.
London. Constable and Company. 1922.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s) 8vo, The First Edition, in two volumes, xxiii,[1],386 & vii,354pp., with 2 folding maps (colour in outline), with 48 plate illustrations, 1 plan, in the original fine grain olive green cloth, gilt spine titles, some very slight occasional wear on the edges otherwie in fine condtion, in modern slipcase, ~ Author's Signed Presentation Copy . Amir Liwa F.G. Peake. Pasha with the best wishes of the author, H. St. J.B. Philby, January, 1923. (Lieut. Col. Peake campaigned with Lawrence and was founder and first commander of the Arab League), with Peake's Bookplate. (cgc) The first edition of Philby's valuable account of his journeys on the Arabian peninsula. He was sent to the Arabian Peninsula in 1917 as head of a mission to Ibn Saud, who would eventually become the first monarch and founder of Saudi Arabia. He traveled across the peninsula from Bahrain to Jedda with a party of Ibn Saud's men, becoming the first European to make the east-west journey. By 1921, he was named chief head of the Secret Service in Mandatory Palestine, where he worked with T. E. Lawrence and American Allen Dulles. .
Bookseller: Patrick McGahern Books, Inc. (ABAC) [Canada]
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